the Microlife Proper Blood Pressure

the Microlife Proper Blood Pressure
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check the cuff for leaks
Cuffs can develop leaks which can result in false readings. Checking your cuff for leaks is easy. We recommend checking your cuff occasionally to be sure it is functioning properly and you are getting accurate blood pressure readings. If
your cuff is leaking air, it needs to be replaced. Please note: You will hear air leaking from a properly functioning cuff
and monitor during the normal course of a measurement.
Remove the cuff from the blood pressure moni- 1
tor. Remove the T-connector from the end of the
tube.
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Blow air into the open end of the tube until it is
partially inflated.
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Pinch the tube to trap air inside the cuff bladder.
4
Gently squeeze the inflated cuff and listen and
feel for any escaping air.
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Replacement Cuffs
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Before Taking Your Blood
Pressure Measurement
ARTERY MARK
Sit quietly in a comfortable environment for 10
minutes prior to taking
your measurement.
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ATTN: Cuff Replacement Dept.
424 Skinner Blvd., Suite C
Dunedin, FL 34698
Thread the cuff end through the
metal D-ring with the velcro facing
outward. When the cuff is properly
placed on the arm, only the fabric will
be touching your skin, not the velcro.
Continue sliding cuff up your arm
until the bottom edge is about 1/2”
above your elbow crease and the
ARTERY MARK is directly over the
brachial artery. (See white arrow on
cuff above)
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ARTERY MARK
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Avoid eating, smoking or
any form of exertion
before a measurement.
Remove any garment that
fits closely or tightly to
your upper arm.
Do not flex muscles in the
measurement arm during
measurement.
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Your Large or Medium blood pressure cuff is guaranteed for 1 year from the date of purchase against manufacturer
defects. For complete warranty details, see your instruction manual. If your cuff needs replacement within one year of
the date of purchase, please call 1-800-568-4147 for a replacement. Use the mailing label below to return your old cuff.
State:
A properly fitting cuff, correctly
positioned on the arm, is essential to
ensure accurate blood pressure
measurements.
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If you hear or feel air leaking from the cuff you may need to replace the cuff. Please call customer
service at 1-800-568-4147 for further information.
City:
to ensure accuracy:
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Using your new blood pressure monitor correctly
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Before assuming your unit is defective,
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Use this label when
returning your old
cuff for a replacement.
Make sure the cuff tube is securely
connected to the monitor.
Secure the cuff by pulling the loose
end and affixing the velcro. The cuff
should be snug, but not too tight.
You should be able to fit 2 fingers
between the cuff and your arm.
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Before returning,
please call toll free
1-800-568-4147
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Slide the cuff onto your left arm with
the tube toward your hand. Certain
circumstances require use of right
arm for measurements. See instruction booklet for further information.
Push the START button and remain
still during the measurement.
Always measure using the
same arm.
Always compare blood
pressure measurements
taken at the same time
each day.
What is your cuff size?
Measure the circumference of
your arm at the bicep. Two cuff
sizes are available to ensure a
proper fit.
MEDIUM:
LARGE:
9.5” - 13.25”
12” - 16”
Questions? 1-800-568-4147
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What is White Coat Hypertension?
Frequently Asked Questions
White-coat (or office) hypertension refers to blood
pressure that rises above its usual level when it is
measured in a clinic setting, such as a doctor's
office. It’s named for the typical white coat
uniform worn by health care providers.
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Your doctor understands
the importance of
accurate home blood
pressure monitoring.
Your new blood pressure
monitor features medical
grade accuracy in the
convenience of a home
monitor.
Q: Why are my blood pressure readings higher or lower than at my
doctor’s office?
A: Many people experience what is called “White Coat Hypertension”
when having blood pressure measured by a doctor or clinician. See the
information to the right and discuss the possibility of White Coat Hypertension with your doctor. Also note normal pressure fluctuations
throughout the day.
Q: Does my blood pressure monitor need to be calibrated?
A: We recommend having the monitor checked for calibration every
two years. To have your blood pressure monitor calibrated for accuracy, please call 1-800-568-4147.
Q: My blood pressure varies throughout the day. How do I know which
is my true blood pressure?
A: The average of several results, obtained over several days, under
comparable conditions represents
your individual blood
pressure. It is imporThe following standards for assessing high blood pressure (without regard to age)
tant to measure your
have been established by the National Institutes of Health JNC7, 2003.
blood pressure
consistently and
Category
Systolic
Diastolic
regularly to better
(mmHg)
(mmHg)
manage your heart
<120
<80
NORMAL
health.
Know your blood pressure status.
PRE-HYPERTENSION
120 - 139
80 - 89
HYPERTENSION
Stage 1 Hypertension
Stage 2 Hypertension
140 - 159
>160
90 - 99
>100
If you have Diabetes, >130/80 is considered high blood pressure.
White-coat hypertension is believed to occur in
20 to 40 percent of patients that are diagnosed as
hypertensive. It is very important to regularly
monitor blood pressure at home and keep a log of
the readings to share with your doctor. This
allows your doctor to determine if your high blood
pressure is only occurring at the clinic or if you
truly have hypertension.
Blood Pressure Fluctuations
Blood Pressure is constantly fluctuating throughout the day. It is important to measure your
blood pressure at the same times each day to more accurately monitor your readings.
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Your blood pressure varies greatly on a daily
and seasonal basis. It changes throughout
one's lifetime. It is not uncommon for
systolic pressure to vary by 40mmHg or
more throughout the course of a single day!
While generally not as volatile, diastolic
pressure can still vary significantly. In
hypertensive individuals, variations are even
more pronounced. Normally, blood pressure
is at its lowest during sleep and rises in the
morning and throughout the day. The chart
illustrates the fluctuations that could occur
in a typical day.
Typical fluctuation within a day
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Blood Pressure
mmHg
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Q: How can I tell if my blood pressure monitor is accurate?
A: The technology used in your new blood pressure monitor meets the
highest clinical standards versus the British Hypertension Society and
American Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
(AAMI). When used correctly, this monitor will provide readings comparable to those taken in your doctor’s office.
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About home blood pressure monitoring:
Systolic
Blood
Pressure
100
Diastolic
Blood
Pressure
50
Arising
Arriving
at work
6AM
Morning
Telephone
Conversation
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Argument
Leaving
Work
6PM
Afternoon
Sleep
12
Evening
Questions or Comments? Call Toll Free:
1-800-568-4147
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